Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tapioca Balls with Coconut...My 50th post !!!

1 Tapioca
1/4 cup sugar
few drops of orange food colouring (Optional)
5 tbsp freshly grated coconut
A good pinch of salt

  • Wash and clean the outer thin brown skin of tapioca and dice into 5-6 long pieces.
  • In a deep pan, add the cleaned tapioca and fill it with water so that all the pieces are immersed completely. Bring it to boil.
  • Cook it uncovered till tapioca is tender. Drain and keep aside.
  • When it is cool enough to handle, peel the skin and remove the hard bits in the center of the tapioca.
  • Smash the tapioca with hands till has no big bits. Now add the sugar and food colouring. Mix well and form small balls using both hands.
  • Cover and refrigerate the balls for 15 mins to allow it to set.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate small bowl, combine the grated coconut and salt. Mix well.
  • Now roll the tapioca balls in the coconut content, make sure only a single layer of coconut flakes sticks to the balls else it will be too salty. Dust off the extra and lay it onto the serving plate.
  • Tapioca balls can be served as a dessert or an evening teatime treat with a hot cuppa.

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